Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials

Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII (1923)
Wassily Kandinsky, Composition VIII (1923)

On July 1st, 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute, its constitutive treaty. To mark this coming event iCourts are hosting a virtual conference focusing on fact-finding and proof in international criminal trials. The conference intends to bring together researchers, academics, and practitioners across the fields of law, the forensic sciences, political science, and psychology, and allied disciplines. This unique conference will serve to generate dialogue, and to facilitate engagement, with the latest theoretical and empirical work: research which advances the study of evidence and proof in international criminal trials, shaping our current understandings, and laying the foundations for future innovations.

Conference plan

Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials (pdf)

Call for papers

Call for papers - Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials

Keynote Speaker - Professor Nancy Combs

We are pleased to announce that our keynote Speaker will be Professor Nancy Combs, Ernest W. Goodrich Professor of Law, and Director of the Human Security Law Center at the William and Mary Law School. Professor Combs’ academic work has contributed greatly to academic development in the field of evidence scholarship. Her in-depth analysis of the handling of eyewitness testimony, that shaped the approach of the ICC, Fact-Finding Without Facts: The Uncertain Evidentiary Foundations of International Criminal Convictions (2010: Cambridge University Press) has made an enduring contribution to international legal scholarship, whilst her academic studies on mass atrocities continue to make a distinctive contribution to the field.

Time and venue

April 22nd - 23rd  2021 from 10:00 to 16:00, Zoom ( link provided upon registration)


All parties are welcome, but registration is necessary. Please use this registration form no later than 16 April 2021 17:00.

Practical Information 

Information about practical matters, registration, Zoom etc: Karen McGregor Richmond, e-mail: